Flood insurance worth considering as Dorian approaches east coast


HE ALSO RECOMMENDS KEEPING YOUR PHONE CHARGED AND REGULARLY CHECKING FOR UPDATES. WHILE OUR FORECAST IS STILL UNCERTAIN, IT’S GOOD TO REMEMBER NORTH CAROLINA TENDS TO FLOOD. WE’VE SEEN IT WITH MATTHEW, MICHAEL AND FLORENCE. CONSUMER INVESTIGATOR STEVE TELLS US WHY FLOOD INSURANCE MAY BE A GOOD IDEA EVEN IF AREAS YOU LIVE IN DON’T USUALLY FLOOD. LAST YEAR, WITH HURRICANES FLORENCE AND MICHAEL HITTING WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF EACH OTHER THEY COST MORE THAN $17 BILLION IN DAMAGE. FLOODING IS THE MOST COMMON NATURAL DISASTER IN AMERICA. NORTH WAS THE WETTEST STORM THAT NORTH CAROLINA EVER EXPERIENCED. DURING THE SEVERAL DAYS WHEN THE STORM STALLED OVER THE STATE, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ESTIMATED IT DROPPED 8 TRILLION-GALLONS OF WATER WHICH SWAMPED ENTIRE COMMUNITIES, FARMS, HIGHWAYS, BUSINESSES AND HOMES. AND FEMA SAYS THOSE WHO HAD FLOOD INSURANCE FOUND IT MADE A DIFFERENCE. PEOPLE WHO HAD FLOOD INSURANCE AFTER HURRICANE FLORENCE WERE ABLE TO RECOVER FASTER. THE TWIN HURRICANES OF FLORENCE AND MICHAEL LAST YEAR TAUGHT NORTH CAROLINA YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE IN A FLOOD ZONE TO BECOME A FLOOD VICTIM. REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU ARE IF IT RAINS A FOOT IN YOUR AREA YOU’RE PROBABLY GOING TO FLOOD. CONGRESS CREATED FLOOD INSURANCE IN THE 1960S BECAUSE INSURANCE COMPANIES BELIEVED IT WAS TOO BIG A RISK FOR THEM TO ENSURE HOMES AGAINST FLOODING. IT COVERS $250,000 FOR YOUR STRUCTURE AND $100,000 FOR THE CONTENTS SO REMEMBER. FLOOD INSURANCE IS REALLY YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE. AND THE FLOOD INSURANCE IS GOVERNMENT BACKED BUYING THROUGH LOCAL INSURANCE AGENT AND IT ALSO TAKES 30 DAYS TO KICK IN SO IF THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS YOU BUY IT, IT WON’T PROTECT YOU FROM ANY PROBLEMS DORIAN CREATES BUT IT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM

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  1. This news clip was paid for by the insurance brokers association of America.

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